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The role of oxygen in the delivery room.
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PMID:  23164179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
As recently as the year 2000, 100% oxygen was recommended to begin resuscitation of depressed newborns in the delivery room. However, the most recent recommendations of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation counsel the prudent use of oxygen during resuscitation. In term and preterm infants, oxygen therapy should be guided by pulse oximetry that follows the interquartile range of preductal saturations of healthy term babies after vaginal birth at sea level. This article reviews the literature in this context, which supports the radical but judicious curtailment of the use of oxygen in resuscitation at birth.
Jay P Goldsmith; John Kattwinkel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  803-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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